シラバス Syllabus

授業名 ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 600 S
Course Title ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE 600 S
担当教員 Instructor Name Gavin Brooks
コード Couse Code NUC012_N22A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 4
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目300系 / Specialized Subject 300
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2022 UG Nisshin Spring

授業の概要 Course Overview


This course directly aligns with NUCB's mission statement to “educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a ‘Frontier Spiritʼ and to create knowledge that advances business and society." In this course, students will continue to build upon their English language skills and knowledge as well as increase their ability to communicate about global issues and "bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.”
In ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 600 students will:

- -Build on the skills obtained in year one ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS 500
- Further their knowledge to reach receptive and productive English language tasks linked to the CEFR B2 level (and at the TOEIC® Listening and Reading score 785 - 940 score range).
- Deepen their understanding of the English language
- Enhance their ability to communicate in English
- Increase vocabulary and grammar knowledge
The goal of this course is to enhance students' knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and usage of the English language along with improving their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills such that their overall proficiency is developed, challenging them to move closer to CEFR B2 level (a TOEIC® Listening and Reading score range of 785 - 940).

Note: This is a SAC compulsory (required) course.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

- Understand a wide range of intermediate-level English grammar constructions
- Be able to produce statements and questions at the CEFR B2 level
- Have broadened vocabulary knowledge through review and recycling via receptive and productive tasks
- Improve reading fluency using critical reading strategies such as skimming and scanning
- Learn and use critical listening strategies to identify key language and themes as well as search for and recognize information via audio or video samples
- Discuss topics using open and closed practice to accurately describe/explain business-related actions and events
- Produce effective business communication in a variety of writing styles
- Take part in a case study discussion using advanced English communication skills

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 80 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 20 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

This course will be taught using lectures, small and large group discussions, peer reviews, and presentations. Active learning and task-based application will take place throughout the course.

Students should be prepared to spend approximately 1-2 hours preparing and completing homework before each weekly class meeting. Students are also encouraged to utilize the Central Information Center (library).

To be successful in class, students must complete the required weekly assignments, come to class prepared, and be active participants in the class.

The teacher will provide oral and written feedback on all assignments, either online (Google classroom) or in class.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Week 1: Introduction to the course:
- Course overview and needs assessment
- Introductory student presentations and getting to know your classmates

Week 2: Unit 1 Companies
- Background information: Vocabulary and grammar
- Activities: Working with Words, Language at Work, Practically speaking
- Task: Writing task

第2日(Day2)

Week 3: Unit 1 Companies
- Activities: Business Communication, Talking Point
- Extension: Talking about companies

Week 4: Unit 2 Contacts
- Background information: Vocabulary and grammar
- Activities: Working with Words, Language at Work, Practically speaking
- Tasks: Groupwork: Finding the right job

第3日(Day3)

Week 5: Unit 2 Contacts
- Activities: Business Communication, Talking Point
- Extension: Pair work Interview
- Introduction to the case study

Week 6: Unit 3 Products and services
- Background information: Vocabulary and grammar
- Activities: Working with Words, Language at Work, Practically speaking
- Case study: Marketing mix: How products are sold

●使用するケース
Case study: Marketing mix: How products are sold

第4日(Day4)

Week 7: Unit 3 Products and services
- Feedback from the case study
- Activities: Business Communication, Talking Point
- Viewpoint 1and Video - A company profile
- Review

Week 8: Unit 4 Visitors
- Background information: Vocabulary and grammar
- Activities: Working with Words, Language at Work, Practically speaking
- Tasks: Writing task

第5日(Day5)

Week 9: Unit 4 Visitors
- Activities: Business Communication, Talking Point
- Extension: A Guide for Welcoming Visitors

Week 10: Unit 5 Customer service
- Background information: Vocabulary and grammar
- Activities: Working with Words, Language at Work, Practically speaking
- Task: Presentation task

第6日(Day6)

Week 11: Unit 5 Customer service
- Activities: Business Communication, Talking Point
- Extension: The Wow! Awards: Rewarding great customer service

Week 12: Unit 6 Employment
- Background information: Vocabulary and grammar
- Activities: Working with Words, Language at Work, Practically speaking
- Task: Group work: Finding a job

第7日(Day7)

Week 13: Unit 6 Employment
- Activities: Business Communication, Talking Point
- Extension: Discussion What makes a good job?
- Getting ready to present

Week 14:
- Presentations
- Planning a summer study schedule

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
*クラス貢献度合計はコールドコールと授業内での挙手発言の合算値です。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 20 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 20 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 20 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 30 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 30 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Quizzes/Tests = In-class tests (15%) + TOEIC (15%) = 30%

Preparation Report = SAC-related Work = 20%

For SAC compulsory classes, students are required to study over 20 hours during the semester at SAC in the Central Information Center. Additionally, students enrolled in SAC Compulsory courses are all required to take the TOEIC exam 3 times at NUCB during the spring semester (June) and fall semester (October and November). Failing to do so, a student will receive an Incomplete for his/her grade for the SAC compulsory course in the semester in which the student failed to take the TOEIC exam.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • David Grant, Jane Hudson and John Hughes「Business Result: Pre-Intermediate (Second Edition)」Oxford University Press(2016)978-0-19-473886-6

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Azar, Betty Schrampfer, and Stacy A. Hagen. Fundamentals of English Grammar: with Essential Online Resources. Pearson Education, 2011.

Engelhardt, Diane. Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension. McGraw-Hill Education, 2013.

Muñoz Page Mary Ellen. ESL, English as a Second Language: Grammar, Intermediate & Advanced. Research & Education Association, 2017.

Murphy, Raymond, and Louise Hashemi. English Grammar in Use: a Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Richards, Olly. Short Stories in English for Intermediate Readers: Read for Pleasure at Your Level and Learn English the Fun Way! John Murray Learning, 2019.

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Teaching this course for the first time.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Gavin Brooks has over 20 years of experience teaching English both in Japan and overseas. He has been teaching in Japan at the university level for the past 15 years and has taught at Ritsumeikan University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Doshisha University, and Kyoto University. He has also taught overseas in Indonesia, Columbia, and Ecuador. His research interests include research into second language vocabulary, especially the vocabulary needs of English as an Additional Language students and international school students, and measures of the lexical diversity and frequency in learner-produced texts. He has also researched the development and usage of learner corpora in both the EFL and ESL contexts. Gavin holds a BA with honours in Japanese studies and Asian Religious studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and a Masters of Applied Linguistics from the University of New England in Australia. He regularly presents at conferences, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, end edits and reviews articles for peer-reviewed journals.

Refereed Articles

  • (2021) Exploring the Importance of Vocabulary for English as an Additional Language Learners’ Reading Comprehension. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching 11(2): 2084-1965
  • (2020) Vocabulary Usage in Second Language Presentations. Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2021). L2 Vocabulary Knowledge Across Modes of Production: A Pilot Study. Communities of Teachers & Learners .47th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition. 1. 2. Online






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